Join Date: Jun 2014
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 113676
Put in 4low and feel for the infamous upper axle bushing clunk. Best advice i can offer, is be willing to walk away and think it over.
Good luck on your search and dont forget to update with pics when you get one.
Yup, the axle bushings, which isn't really a deal breaker but can maybe get you some $$ off the asking price. Do some looking around here for what people have paid to have shops/dealerships do it vs. the effort to do it yourself.
The later year models you're shopping for are pretty safe from all the major engine issues. I doubt a mid-west Jeep is going to have rust issues, but check for it anyways- door jams all around, mostly under any plastic or rubber and under the plastic sliders exterior under the doors.
2006 Dark Khaki Limited, Hemi, QD-II w/ all the options.
Inertia Performance Heads, Full SRT 6.1 Valve Train, Custom Crower Cam, Double Roller Timing Set, Trend Performance forged Pushrods, High PSI Oil Pump, ARH Long Tube Headers and Mids, Borla Catback, aFe Stage 2 Intake, AEM X-Series WB UEGO & 100psi Oil Guages, PowerStop Drilled & Slotted Rotors, MDS On Light, Kenwood in-dash Nav, HID Projectors and full LED lighting upgrade
Need to get it on a dyno....